BMW M4 Owner Rents Car Out On Turo, Needs $10,000 In Repairs After Abuse
For $130/day? No thank you.
Most of us have abused rental cars, but this is another level. First of all, it's no Sentra. Second, common courtesy dictates that you shouldn't incur large maintenance bills on the guy who's generous enough to rent his own car out to you.
Loud grinding noises, worn out brakes, interior burn marks, and smoke coming from the engine. These are a few of the things that Reddit user /u/QuadTheory experienced after a couple of yahoos got their hands on his car via Turo. Like any smart Turo host, he kept a dashcam running while the car was rented.
The full list of damages incurred/services required after the rental in question includes: a new clutch, brakes pads and rotors, oil change, spark plugs, detached parking brake boot, and a burn on the passenger side floor mat.
Even worse, the owner of the M4 has not been able to receive compensation from Turo for any of the required or completed service. In short, it's pretty tough for the owner to find a mechanic who is both ASE certified and a BMW specialist without being a dealer. If he were to take it to a dealer, the vehicle's warranty would probably be voided due to the abuse the car has received.
Hopefully, the owner of the M4 receives proper compensation for the abuse done to his car. To those of us considering renting out our cars on Turo, let this be a word of caution.